What does improvement mean?

Definitions for improvement
ɪmˈpruv məntim·prove·ment

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word improvement.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. improvement, betterment, advancenoun

    a change for the better; progress in development

  2. improvementnoun

    the act of improving something

    "their improvements increased the value of the property"

  3. improvement, meliorationnoun

    a condition superior to an earlier condition

    "the new school represents a great improvement"

Wiktionary

  1. improvementnoun

    The act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc.

  2. improvementnoun

    The act of making profitable use or application of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse.

  3. improvementnoun

    The state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old.

    "The parts of Sinon, Camilla, and some few others, are improvements on the Greek poet." -Joseph Addison.

  4. improvementnoun

    Increase; growth; progress; advance.

  5. improvementnoun

    (plural): Valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises.

  6. improvementnoun

    (Patent Laws): A useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Improvementnoun

    Etymology: from improve.

    Some virtues tend to the preservation of health, and others to the improvement and security of estates. John Tillotson.

    The parts of Sinon, Camilla, and some few others, are improvements on the Greek poet. Joseph Addison, Spectator.

    There is a design of publishing the history of architecture, with its several improvements and decays. Addison.

    I look upon your city as the best place of improvement: from the school we go to the university, but from the universities to London. South.

    Love is the greatest of human affections, and friendship the noblest and most refined improvement of love. South.

Wikipedia

  1. Improvement

    Improvement is the process of a thing moving from one state to a state considered to be better, usually through some action intended to bring about that better state. The concept of improvement is important to governments and businesses, as well as to individuals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Improvementnoun

    the act of improving; advancement or growth; promotion in desirable qualities; progress toward what is better; melioration; as, the improvement of the mind, of land, roads, etc

  2. Improvementnoun

    the act of making profitable use or applicaton of anything, or the state of being profitably employed; a turning to good account; practical application, as of a doctrine, principle, or theory, stated in a discourse

  3. Improvementnoun

    the state of being improved; betterment; advance; also, that which is improved; as, the new edition is an improvement on the old

  4. Improvementnoun

    increase; growth; progress; advance

  5. Improvementnoun

    valuable additions or betterments, as buildings, clearings, drains, fences, etc., on premises

  6. Improvementnoun

    a useful addition to, or modification of, a machine, manufacture, or composition

Editors Contribution

  1. improvement

    An accurate, perfect and positive change.

    There was noted improvement in their relationship and they lived together in unity and love.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 22, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2449

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3182

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'improvement' in Nouns Frequency: #712

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of improvement in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of improvement in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of improvement in a Sentence

  1. Hassan Ghomrawi:

    There are multiple studies that have shown that patients who do surgery when their function is very deteriorated may improve quite a bit, but their improvement is still not to the average, they lag behind in optimal benefit.

  2. Koen De Leus:

    The relief rally that started in February seems to be over now. We are in a difficult situation as we need growth and higher profits, but an improvement in the economy raises the risk of a U.S. rate hike sooner rather than later, we had a huge rally in commodities stocks also, but investors are hesitant to chase the sector as concerns about the pace of economic growth in China persist.

  3. The Sports Ministry:

    Solving it requires a consolidation of efforts aimed at a continuous improvement of the anti-doping system by all interested parties.

  4. Frances Cheung:

    The won is both risk- and trade-sensitive, and as such it is suffering, upward pressure on USD/Asia is likely to stay before we see some economic improvement (in China).

  5. Philip Baggaley:

    It's not a big enough worry to derail the basic trend of improving profits, but it certainly can slow the rate of improvement.

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